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Portrait of Janine Blaeloch

Janine Blaeloch - Founder and Director

Janine Blaeloch earned a degree in Environmental Studies (B.A., University of Washington, 1989), with a self-designed program focusing on Public Lands Management and Policy. For eight years, Janine worked as an environmental planner in both the private and public sectors. Her work included preparation and analysis of numerous U.S. Forest Service environmental impact statements and planning documents. Janine has been a forest activist since 1985. She recently joined the Board of Directors of Wilderness Watch.

Portrait of Emily Crandall

Emily Crandall - Development Manager

Emily Crandall joined Western Lands Project in August 2008 after working for several years in nonprofit administration in Seattle. A passion for environmental issues led her to pursue an M.A. degree in Policy Studies (2007) from the University of Washington Bothell, where she focused on environmental policy concerns. During her graduate studies, Emily researched public land management issues and gained familiarity with the central problems tackled by WLP. Emily is originally from the Upper Midwest and holds a B.A. (2003) from the University of Michigan, where she graduated with university honors.

Portrait of Christopher Krupp

Christopher Krupp - Staff Attorney

Chris Krupp earned his JD from the University of Washington Law School in 2001, and also received a Certificate in Environmental Law. Chris grew up in the Midwest. He holds a BA in Economics from Lawrence University, where he was a National Merit Scholar. After his first trip west, Chris developed a passion for public lands and decided to pursue public interest environmental law. Before earning his law degree, Chris wrote a digest of land exchange cases as a work-study employee of WLP and developed an in-depth knowledge of the land exchange issue.

Our Latest Newsletter

Western Lands Update, Volume 18, Number 1


Farm Bill Opens up Millions of Acres to Fast-Track Logging • House Republicans still don't like public land • Congress nullifies court decision on rebuilt structure in Wilderness

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